School of Performing Arts
The School of Performing Arts is home to MSUM's interdisciplinary music programs. At MSUM, you can pursue your love of the arts in a wide variety of settings — from music education to performance, from classical to commercial expertise, from world music to jazz, from stage to recording studio — we have the outstanding faculty, ensembles, facilities and degree plans that will allow you to explore your passion for music and theatre no matter where it may take you.
Dr. Jean Marie Hellner to perform for the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Members’ RecitalDr. Jean Marie Hellner will perform an organ solo for the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Members’ Recital. This recital will take place on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina, Minnesota. Dr. Hellner will perform Alfred V. Fedak’s Partita on “Built on the Rock”. An active performer and scholar in […]
Emma Dettman presents senior recital April 30Sunday, April 30 | 2 p.m. | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Fox Recital Hall Music education major Emma Dettmann, Norwood, Minn., will present a solo music performance on saxophone with pianist Emily Larson Balsdon. Emma will perform a series of works from the Classical period to the modern day. The recital also features Sax Sonic and the Flutianophone […]
MSUM Orchestra in concert April 30Sunday, April 30 | 4 p.m. | Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium The Minnesota State University Moorhead Orchestra will present an “East Side Meets West Side” concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30 in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium. The Orchestra will perform a variety of works by Bernstein, Capuzzi Rutter, Schroeder. Tickets are available at mnstate.edu/tickets or purchase at the door.
MSUM’s nationally accredited Kodály Institute provides training to music educatorsTwo-week cohort begins June 12 MSUM’s Kodály Institute, which is nationally accredited by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), is an opportunity for music educators to receive a highly sought-after graduate certification. One of only 25 OAKE-endorsed programs in the country, this summer’s cohort begins June 12 and runs two weeks. MSUM’s affordable program is one of the few […]
MSUM Jazz Ensemble performs with guest artist Steve Wiest on April 25Tuesday, April 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium The MSUM Jazz Ensemble will perform with Grammy-nominated trombonist, composer, author, and cartoonist Steve Wiest at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the university’s Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium. The concert will feature mostly Wiest’s original compositions and arrangements. The former soloist and writer for Maynard Ferguson, Wiest traveled with […]
The School of Performing Arts faculty features impressive artistic and scholarly credentials, with an emphasis on active professional performance, ongoing research and a strong commitment to teaching. Faculty members participate with community and nationwide groups including: The Stage, Theatre B, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and Fargo-Moorhead Opera company. They perform solo recitals, concerts and play in many local jazz and commercial bands.
The School of Performing Arts facilities include more than 25 practice rooms, Fox Recital Hall, Glasrud Auditorium, Hansen Theatre, Gaede Stage and three recording studios. As a student in the School of Performing Arts, you’ll have 24-hour access to the building in order to practice when it fits your schedule.
MSUM has a rich history as a prestigious teaching college, and continues to highly value educating teachers, who help us fulfill our purpose of transforming the world by transforming lives.
Joining one of MSUM’s 11 vocal and instrumental ensembles will broadly expand your performance repertoire and help you grow your skills as a performer. Music students have opportunities to perform in ensemble concerts, in chamber groups, and in solo recitals, including monthly department recitals.
The MSUM University Theatre Series includes several mainstage productions, two annual dance concerts and many student-directed and/or created pieces each year. The mainstage productions involve students from across campus who participate as performers and technicians.
Countless opportunities to collaborate across the School of Performing Arts, as well as within the School of Teaching and Learning, allow for enhanced learning and communication, giving you a well-rounded, versatile education.
MSUM’s School of Performing Arts offers a unique and wide selection of learning opportunities to give you a well-rounded educational experience. You will gain professional-level experiences participating in ensembles, theatre productions, organizations and conferences.
Learn about all of the School of Performing Arts opportunities